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The City of Cape Town advises residents in Dunoon that water supply to the area will be shut off tomorrow, Thursday 10 November 2016.

Emergency repairs are required to repair a serious leak on a water main. The installation of new equipment will also work towards addressing water pressure challenges that have been experienced in the area, thereby improving the water supply to the area.

Water tankers will be deployed at various points in Dunoon during the shut-off between 08:30 and 16:00.

Residents will experience low water pressure until midday today in preparation for the work being carried out tomorrow.

Residents must please ensure that their taps are in the closed position to prevent water wastage or water damage when supply is restored.

The City apologies for the inconvenience caused and thanks residents for their understanding.

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As the end of 2016 creeps closer, the idea of a fresh career start in 2017 is appealing to many. But visions of firing off that resignation letter, closing the door of your old office behind you one last time, and stepping into a brilliant new career filled with excitement and opportunity should be tempered by the real work and strategy that must go into successfully moving from one job or career to another, an expert says.

Peter Kriel, General Manager of The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s leading private higher education provider, says every year thousands of working people enrol in part-time or distance courses, or for a higher degree, seeking to either enter a new field or improve their qualifications with the aim of furthering their careers.

“Boosting your academic qualifications is a great way to ensure your career keeps moving in the right direction,” he says, but adds that this step should be one part of a broader strategy. Continue reading

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The top 20 finalists for Miss Soweto 2016, under proud sponsorship of White Star Super Maize Meal, have all been carefully selected. Having undergone an intense period of coaching, judging, rehearsals and public appearances since the announcement which sealed their fate on the 8th of October, the finalists are now in the final stages of preparation before they take to the stage on the eve of the grand finale.

Mamello Bale is a 21 year old who resides in Jabulani and is currently completing her final year in nursing at Ann Latsky Nursing college. She would like to further her studies in this field and obtain a degree, majoring in psychiatry. In addition, she would like to continue serving the community of Zola and start her own awareness campaign on mental health.

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The City reminds motorists that the National Department of Transport’s requirement of providing proof of address when applying for a motor vehicle licence disc renewal, is a yearly obligation. Read more below:

Residents are reminded to bring along proof of address when renewing their motor vehicle licence. Proof of address includes, among others, a utility bill issued by the municipality, a telephone account, and retail shop account (provided that it is not older than three months).

For a full list of acceptable documents that constitute proof of address, residents may visit:
· http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/transport-and-vehicles/vehicles-and-driving/vehicles-licences
· https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/new-verification-requirements-motor-vehicle-or-driving-licence-transactions

Vehicle fleet owners are required to provide proof of address only with a first transaction or service as per the Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) that they apply for.

Motorists are required to scan their proof of address and identity documentation and to send it as an attachment if they choose to make an online application for a vehicle licence disc renewal. Continue reading

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Pic: Mark Jennings on Facebook.

Pic: Mark Jennings on Facebook.

Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, confirms that a full-scale investigation is under way into an accident involving three MyCiTi buses. The incident happened at the Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard at approximately 08:20 this morning, 8 November 2016. Read more below:

Following the accident, 37 passengers and one bus driver were taken to the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and Somerset Hospital for medical check-ups. Two passengers are being treated for spinal and head injuries. Preliminary indications are that the other passengers sustained minor injuries and are suffering from shock.

‘I was notified of the accident at around 08:30 this morning and I immediately called for a full-scale investigation into the causes of the incident. I can confirm that the bus driver who allegedly caused the pile-up at the Civic Centre station has been suspended, pending the accident investigation and a disciplinary inquiry.

‘In addition, the City will ensure that the vehicle operating company (VOC) that operates the D04 route between Mitchells Plain West and the Civic Centre compiles a comprehensive accident report. This report must be submitted to myself and the Commissioner of Transport for Cape Town before the close of business on Friday 11 November 2016.

‘The safety of our passengers is non-negotiable. As such, we will use the findings of the VOC’s investigation, as well as the outcome of the investigation conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS), to take further action against the VOC if warranted. We will use the outcome of these investigations to determine how such incidents can be prevented in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

The pile-up happened at about 08:20 this morning when the D04 bus from Kapteinsklip in Michells Plain drove into a stationary bus at the Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard. Due to the impact from behind, the T01 bus that operates between Dunoon, Table View, and the city, hit another stationary bus – the A01 bus operating on the airport route. Continue reading

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Cape Town, 08 November 2016 – Vital Health Foods’ 18th annual Spring Classic Golf Day, held last Friday at the magnificent Erinvale golf course in Somerset West, raised R180 000 for the Drakenstein Palliative Hospice.

“We were thrilled with the amount we raised for the charity, and were overwhelmed by the massive support from our sponsors and suppliers,” says George Grieve, Group Chairman Vital Health Foods.

Among the 128 players who participated in the event was Chester Williams, the much-loved superstar winger of the Springbok team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup. And 70 sponsors contributed in various ways.

Vital Health Foods is passionate about leading a life that is healthier every day, and the golf day reflects this philosophy. Amelda Potgieter, Senior Manager of Consumer Engagement for Vital Health Foods, says, “I always have a brilliant day at the Spring Classic Golf Day, and I enjoy knowing that having fun and being healthy can also benefit a charity.”

The golf day has raised more than R1 million over the last five years for the Paarl hospice, which provides free palliative care to more than 300 patients and their families, and adds value to the lives of those affected by HIV and other chronic illnesses. Continue reading

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The artist Wizkid during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd,2016

The artist Wizkid during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd,2016

NIGERIAN STAR TAKES HOME BEST AFRICAN ACT & BEST WORLDWIDE ACT

GLOBAL ICON HONOUREES GREEN DAY CLOSE SHOW WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCE OF “AMERICAN IDIOT” DAYS AHEAD OF US ELECTION

Rotterdam, 6 November 2016: Wizkid struck gold at this year’s MTV EMAs, earning not one but two trophies at the global music spectacular. The Nigerian star was honoured with trophies for Best African Act and Worldwide Act, topped only by Justin Bieber, who took home three trophies: Best Song, Best Fans and Best Canadian Act, and matching Lady Gaga who won trophies for Best Female and Best Look.

Worlds collided in a spectacle of music and stunning visuals on the 2016 MTV EMAs stage, featuring epic performances that took over Rotterdam and aired live around the world on 6 November. Host Bebe Rexha kicked off the global music celebration, crashing through the ceiling to start the party, followed by superstar Bruno Mars who delivered an upbeat performance of his smash single 24K Magic, lighting up the stage with his dance moves.

Global phenomenon Green Day also returned to the EMAs stage with a vengeance, honoured with the night’s prestigious milestone award, Global Icon. After an explosive performance of Bang Bang, the group closed the show just days ahead of the US election with American Idiot. Continue reading

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